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2012 Mercedes Benz G-Class 2012 Cadillac Escalade 2010 Lexus LX
     
G550 SUV
  • G550 SUV
RWD Base
  • RWD Base
  • AWD Base
  • RWD Base
  • RWD Luxury
  • AWD Base
  • AWD Luxury
  • RWD Luxury
  • RWD Premium
  • AWD Luxury
  • AWD Premium
  • RWD Premium
  • AWD Premium
  • RWD Platinum Edition
  • AWD Platinum Edition
  • RWD Platinum Edition
  • AWD Platinum Edition
4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr

Prices

MSRP $107,975 $65,770 $76,905
Invoice $100,417 $61,495 $68,445
Avg. Paid $80,991 $45,587 $48,751

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.4 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.6 8.8 8.3
Performance 7.3 8.3 8.1
Interior 7.5 8.1 7.5
Operating Cost 6.2 7.1 6.8
Safety N/A 8.7 N/A
Reliability 4.0 4.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Outstanding off-road ability
  • Luxurious, well-built interior
  • Quick acceleration
  • Smooth ride
  • Generous cargo space
  • Good reliability rating
  • Class-leading reliability
  • Good off-roading capability
Cons
  • Clumsy on-road handling
  • Low fuel economy for the class
  • Cramped second-row seats
  • Cramped third-row seat
  • Third-row seat doesn’t fold flat
  • Cramped third row
  • Less cargo space than some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.5L/333 Gas/Ethanol V8 6.2L/376 Gas V8 5.7L/346
MPG 12 City / 15 Hwy 14 City / 18 Hwy 12 City / 18 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 130.0 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 196.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 79.1 77.6
Height, Overall (in) 76.0 73.1 75.6
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Running Boards Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5622 5995

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 124.0 158.9
Front Head Room (in) 42.2 41.1 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 52.5 41.3 42.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 65.2 61.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.5 58.8
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 38.5 38.9
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9 39.5 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 65.2 61.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 61.8 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) 34.9 28.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 79.5 137.4 83.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 45.2 90.0 41.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 45.8 15.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Standard Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Displacement 5.5L/333 6.2L/376 5.7L/346
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 382 @ 6000 403 @ 5700 383 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 391 @ 2800 - 4800 417 @ 4300 403 @ 3600
Transmission Automatic HD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 43.5 39.0 38.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 14 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 15 18 18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.4 31 24.6

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Air Suspension Standard Standard
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Air
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Air
Suspension Type - Front Independent w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard